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  • Auricular Cartouche, from Festivitates Aurifabris
    Jacob Lutma (Netherlandish, ca. 1624–1654), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish, 1584–1669)
    Amsterdam: [Frederik de Wit], 1654–78

    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963 (63.601.10[7])

    In this print, Jacob Lutma has beautifully rendered a design for a cartouche made by his father, the famous goldsmith Johannes Lutma the Elder. The design contains many characteristics of the Auricular Style as it developed in the Netherlands and the works of Dutch artists during the first half of the seventeenth century. The organic shapes reflect the influence of anatomical study and the interest in exotic creatures such as sting rays. Two monstrous masks seem to emerge on the top and bottom of the cartouche. Designs like this one worked well on paper, but were also executed in silver, wood, and stone.

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    Auricular Cartouche, from Festivitates Aurifabris
    Jacob Lutma (Netherlandish, ca. 1624–1654), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish, 1584–1669)
    Amsterdam: [Frederik de Wit], 1654–78

    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963 (63.601.10[7])


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